Nominations to 2019 ASRS Committees

The American Society of Retina Specialists is currently soliciting nominations to fill vacancies that will occur on ASRS committees for 2019.  All individuals seeking appointment must be officially nominated (link below), have updated financial disclosures and provide current biographical material and a statement of interest to

In order for the Executive Committee to have a list of qualified physicians for its consideration, it is requesting that all nominations be submitted by December 15.

Please note: Applicants must have the standing of regular member to qualify for a committee position. Also, self-nominations are permitted.


Committee Descriptions

CommitteeJob DescriptionPreferred Skills
AAO Councilor

Represents ASRS at the AAO
Council meetings.

Ability to represent the ASRS and retina
specialists interests at AAO Council meetings;
must be able to attend the 2 Council
Meetings annually; demonstrated leadership
skills. Learn more

Communications Committee: Multimedia Library Curators

Develops and maintains multimedia library to inform members of important clinical and practice developments in retina Experience in assessing and categorizing clinical content; familiarity with ASRS website/content offerings
Communications Committee: Podcast Curators Curates a library of member podcasts to educate members on important clinical and practice developments in retina Understanding of podcast development; critical judgement for assessing podcast quality/value
Education Committee Coordinates, monitors, and evaluates the ASRS CME program and its individual activities to ensure quality and consistency in the content development and design process. Reviews and monitors the field of retina education, identifies gaps or areas in need of enhancement and recommends appropriate strategies and formats for education Knowledge of ACCME requirements
Finance Committee To provide financial planning oversight for the Society Background in finance, accounting, business, and/or investment management desirable
Federal Affairs Committee To serve as a steering committee on matters pertaining to advocacy and federal affairs Background in health policy and/or experience in grassroots advocacy a plus
Health Economics Committee Responsible for establishing a health economics research agenda including but not limited to comparative-effectiveness analyses and economic modeling of alternative payment options; conducting collaborative research; and disseminating findings Preferred skills: Interest in health economics and/or the policies of CMS and other payers
Practice Management Committee

To inform members about practice management best practices as well as coding and regulatory issues that impact retina practices

Knowledge of reimbursement issues and coding essential
Research and Safety in Therapeutics Committee To inform members on the legal status of new devices, and ongoing retinal research studies and clinical trials; To notify and investigate adverse events Interest in root cause analysis of adverse events and involvement in clinical research trials a plus
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